In memory of my father, Hector Rafael Collazo Santos, who battled for 23 years with Type 2 Diabetes, before succumbing to respiratory failure on the operating table while awaiting a leg amputation, at the age of 63...
Dad, you were larger than life, and larger than Diabetes will ever be. You were more than a father, or a spouse. You were a mentor, a teacher, a dreamer, an artist, a bohemian till the end, a mad mathematical genius, an engineer, an athlete, a coach, a… Continue
Added by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on May 5, 2010 at 1:59pm —
She can detect blood sugar Lows and alert me to potential dangers, but my 5-year-old black lab will never quite reach the "hero" status by forcefeeding me glucose tablets, injecting glucagon, or calling the paramedics. She does what she can, though. Other diabetics share stories about their own dogs who can sense hypos and generate concern for their masters' health when things go wrong, and there are some great organizations out there for People With Diabetes to take advantage of -… Continue
Added by Michael Hoskins on May 5, 2010 at 11:00am —
its hard for me to keep my sugar normal. my insides are all mest up. its depressing
Added by kristyna garcia on May 5, 2010 at 10:30am —
So, as most of you know, since getting diabetes I have had a plethora of health issues. I'm type 2, insulin dependent diabetic, severe asthma, prostrate, allergies, sleep apnea and on and on. Well, last week they did a CT with Iodine Contrast on my chest to try and figure out why my asthma is so bad. Yesterday I get a call that the diagnosis is now Interstitial Lung Disease
. So, I'm no longer going to be treated by… Continue
Added by Clayton Bruster on May 5, 2010 at 9:35am —
I have often wondered if I would be a good candidate for the pump but no one has ever explained it to me. They just keep shoving insulin my way... I wake up with numbers in the 150's most days, sometimes a little higher. I take shots of Levimir, 60 units in the morning and 60 units at bedtime. I also use the Novolog stick pen during the day, as needed. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet that hurts like HELL. I take 800mg of Neurotin daily for the pain along with a Vitamin B complex and… Continue
Added by Autumn Haley on May 5, 2010 at 7:58am —
I have been really busy with all of my schoolwork, finishing up my Junior year of high school, so I haven't been on TuD in quite awhile. I thought I would let all of you, who care so deeply about even the trivial things, what I have been up to lately. First off, about a month and a half ago, I got my hair cut. Now this was a big deal for me, because I have always had really long hair, it was about at my waistband before I cut it. I got it cut a little past my shoulders, and it is so much… Continue
Added by Candace on May 4, 2010 at 8:48pm —
I wrote an article for a professional magazine that I get, and it was recently posted for this month's "Off the Clock" section of the ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology website.
Here is the link to the full article
, but I've also copied and pasted here for you. Hope you like it!…
Added by Bradford on May 4, 2010 at 12:40pm —
Well, I guess we all, at one time or another, had an experience with frustrating doctors, pharmacists, and diabetic care center administrative workers. I have taken a vow to myself since my missed diagnosis that when I feel that something is happening with regards to my care, that I will speak up. As diabetics we need to be heard...after all, we are the ones who care for ourselves the most. It's no secret that we can be a slacker now and then… Continue
Added by mother4peace - Christine on May 4, 2010 at 11:00am —
Good Morning Everyone! I am new to tudiabetes. I am currently experiencing lack of energy. Some days I can not get out of bed. I am 35 years old. My blood sugar is under pretty good control.......of course sometimes I have highs but I do try to keep it level. I have lots of complications because when I was diagnosed at 16.....I did not take care of myself.....at all. I am legally blind, I have severe neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, my kidneys are failing and I have severe… Continue
Added by Patticake on May 4, 2010 at 8:10am —
Do you blog about diabetes? If so, Give Karen @
Bitter-Sweet Diabetes a heads up
, to join as part of Diabetes Blog
If you only blog on TuDiabetes, let her know too. This is a GREAT way to raise diabetes awareness!
Added by Manny Hernandez on May 3, 2010 at 8:07pm —
I have recently been using and application called "OnTrack" & I love it! There is no need to carry around a note book or write down blood sugars on a piece of paper.
You can document your...
- card/food intake
- amount of exercise
- medication taken & amount taken
- blood pressure
Check it out:… Continue
Added by beauty&diabetes on May 3, 2010 at 4:37pm —
....Diabetes in Mandarin is 糖尿病 “sugar urine disease” and it is pronounced
tángniàobìng (Tang – ni-ow –
bing). Type 2 diabetes is a very common illness here in Hong Kong as well as mainland China, and when I speak the pinyin equivalent aloud to friends or people I see daily – they look at me with a little horror, and say knowingly, “It’s a very serious problem, very serious...” Read… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on May 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
Well, here lately, the BG has been higher on a regular basis, and the amount of insulin (Humalog) I've been using has been going up as well. Used to be that if the sliding scale called for six units, I could get by with three, and still might drop pretty quickly. Now, if it calls for six, I inject six, and even then, I don't get below 121 any time soon.
It's only been a year - well, a year on the 16th of this month, and it's already driving me crazy trying to figure out how and where… Continue
Added by Robert Hearn on May 2, 2010 at 8:14pm —
So I was talking to my Doctor last visit and she stated there was a patient(Wasn't her patient);
two years after being diagnosed, who was complaining
about how painful her finger sticks were. That patient's Doctor asked her: "Well,
how often do you change your lancits"?
The patient replied. "Oh, you can change them?"
Added by Michael Dobies on May 2, 2010 at 6:50am —
I took a little ride on my bike yesterday. Let me tell you about it.
It was the inaugural Gran Fondo Moab
. A Gran Fondo is an Italian-style bicycle race, open to all and with no official ratings, rankings or results to count in season standings. But full of hard core cyclists.
35 Degrees, Moab Utah, 10 Minutes to… Continue
Added by Joe on May 2, 2010 at 5:00am —
Added by Tim on May 1, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Team Connor has entered again this year and our walk is 10/2/2010 at 10:00am.
If you would like to make a donation to the Juvenile… Continue
Added by ConnorsMom on May 1, 2010 at 2:21pm —
I want to thank everyone for their words of support. I want to thank you all individually, but right now I am an emotional mess. I never expected the passing of my Mother to happen so quickly after her return to Pennsylvania. We all knew that she was sick , but....watching someone you love die and planning a parents funeral sure does involve a lot of emotional turmoil. My Mother and I had a very difficult relationship some good some bad and always very challenging. I am glad that I was able to… Continue
Added by Amy on May 1, 2010 at 11:22am —
These are my thoughts on diabetes today
1. I brought in a greek yogurt with caramel for a co-worker to try. It was 10am when I gave it to her. She opened it up right away, put a spoon in and ate it. My jaw almost dropped to the floor. She didn't test her blood sugar, she didn't bolus, she didn't think about what she ate for breakfast and what she is going to eat for lunch. She didn't think how many carbs the yogurt was or how it was going to affect her blood sugar. She just… Continue
Added by Rebecca on May 1, 2010 at 4:48am —